To my dear friends and family, brothers and sisters in Christ,
With the landmark 2020 election right around the corner, I like to focus on a few helpful resources and information I have compiled to help anyone that may not have voted yet or may still be undecided. Now I know what you might be thinking: oh, boy, more politics… Yet I would like to start by reassuring you that I am not interested in long-winded discourses or divisive debates (we have enough of those already, don’t you think?). After all, even Our Lord has even advised us thus: “Do not spend a great deal of time discussing events in the world. Long discussions do not benefit the situation. Spend instead a great deal of time praying for the situation in the world. This will benefit the situation, along with those around you, and your own little priceless soul, which becomes more and more beautiful through prayer and silence” (see Monthly Messages: August 1st, 2006).
Rather, I would simply like to share my own perspective, given the research and discernment I’ve done over the last few months. And so, without further adieu, please enjoy my YouTube video entitled, “Why, As I Young Catholic Millennial, I’m Voting for Life!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qddJ47AFocc
In it, I draw reference to first and foremost the infinite love and mercy, untold healing and hope, and endless freedom and forgiveness available to any woman that has ever chosen abortion. Truly, God loves us all passionately and completely, no matter who we are or what we’ve done. There is no sin that He cannot forgive, no mistake that He won’t immediately incinerate in the fires of His Sacred Heart if we simply have the courage and humility to say, “Lord…I’m sorry.”
“Dear woman, if you think you have committed a graver sin than I, you are wrong. Jesus loves me tenderly and I am a close friend to the Savior. And yet, I would repel you if you knew how I had lived a part of my life. We are all the same in that we are all sinners. Nobody in heaven looks at anyone else with anything but love and understanding. This is because we all understand that given the right set of earthly circumstances, we could make grave mistakes such as you did. Your circumstances contributed to your decision. I know this. Jesus knows this. All of heaven knows this. You must accept this, too. If you were in different circumstances, it is likely you would have made a different decision. But it is over and Jesus makes all things new. Let Him make your soul new and you will give Him far greater joy than you gave Him sorrow. I would not tell you something if it were not true. If you return to Jesus with your heart and ask Him for forgiveness, you will have forgiveness and He will forget your sins. He has certainly forgotten mine.” -St. Mary Magdalene in Heaven Speaks About Abortion. Video: “Hope and Heaving For Women Who Have Had Abortions” available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TPMsLgZxu8
I go on explain the startling and staggering statistics of the abortion industry in America, such as the fact that since 1973 there have been over 60,000,000 abortions, that every day there are about 3,000 abortions, that every year, around 11,500 babies are killed in third trimester abortions, and that sadly, of the babies born with Down syndrome, 67% are aborted. Truly, our world has been deprived of so many beautiful blessings from those who are missing because they had no vote, no voice, no chance, and no choice.
Of course, while the lives of the least and littlest among us, the unborn, are the most vulnerable and unprotected, abortion is not the only social justice issue. Authentic Christians and good citizens have and must continue to go out of their way to serve the elderly and the infirm, the poor and the marginalized, and the imprisoned and immigrant, just to name a few. Yet as is clear to see from the graph below, among all tragic human injustices, abortion is by far the greatest killer of innocent life in our nation. In the words of St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta, it is also “the greatest destroyer of peace today.” The United States Catholic Conference of Bishops affirms this in their statement from their official U.S. Bishops Voter’s guide for 2020: “The threat of abortion remains our preeminent priority because it directly attacks life itself.”
Every heartfelt prayer or act of kindness affects the whole world for good, spreading love, joy, and grace from one soul to the next. “When you pray with love in your hearts,” Our Blessed Mother Mary reassures us, “your prayers are eternal in value and affect souls, world conditions and the propensity of God’s Mercy.” Conversely, however, every sin- even those hidden from others- affects the whole world in a negative chain-reaction. And while all sin damages our relationship with God and one another, there are certain “non-negotiables” that the Catechism of the Catholic Church defines as morally grave matters, and thus should be avoided at all costs. Cardinal Raymond Burke, Archbishop Emeritus of St. Louis alludes to this in his words of warning to voters: “There is no element of the common good that could justify voting for a candidate who also endorses, without restriction or limitation, the deliberate killing of the innocent, abortion, embryonic stem, cell research, euthanasia or human cloning…These elements are so fundamental to the common good that they cannot be subordinated to any other cause, no matter how good….” In fact, many reputable Catholic leaders who faithfully uphold the teachings of the 2,000 year-old Magisterium of the Church have publicly made statements concerning this pivotal upcoming 2020 election, which you can read here: https://anticatholicticket.com/clergy-statements
The following are just a few of the many major pro-life accomplishments of Trump-Pence administration, such as the reallocation of millions of our taxpayer dollars from the massive abortion industry to mostly locally funded community health centers, which provide other options for pregnant women in unplanned or crisis pregnancies, including living arrangements, parenting classes, baby food, day care, and adoption agency referrals. Over the last 4 years, our President has also placed over 200 judges who are most likely make pro-life, pro-family, pro-religious freedom decisions, and he has appointed 3 conservative Justices to the Supreme Court (including the amazing Amy Barret of Notre Dame…Go Irish!).
With all of these and more, it’s no wonder Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life, has stated, “[Trump] has done more for the pro-life moment than any president when it comes to enacting policy.”
Amazingly, 28 state legislatures have introduced a variety of abortion bans in the first quarter of 2019 alone, in preparation for the overturning of Roe vs. Wade, which legalized abortion for all 9 months in all 50 states. However, Democratic-Presidential candidate Joe Biden has publicly stated that if elected, he would instruct the justice department to block all restrictions on abortion, that one of his first acts as president would be to restore taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood, and that, if the Supreme Court overturns Roe vs. Wade, he would pass legislation to reestablish it as the “law of the land.”Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn7hGkMJObs&feature=emb_title
On the other hand, if President Trump is reelected, he will continue to faithfully uphold his campaign promise: “I will veto any legislation that weakens current pro-life federal policies and laws, or that encourages the destruction of innocent human life at any stage.”
Additionally, the list of our President’s overall accomplishments on other fronts since 2016 are quite commendable, including the creation of 7 million jobs, record low poverty and unemployment rates (before the pandemic), the all-time high in US oil production (and thus decreased dependency on foreign oil), and the passing of the largest conversation bill in a decade, to protect over 375,000 acres of wilderness land, among many others:
Now, I fully understand that Donald Trump is not the agreeable, placating, politically correct politician we are used to (he is, after all, not a politician at all but a businessman). I will personally admit that I sometimes have to cringe a little when I hear him make some of his humorously “off the cuff” comments.* Yet I also recognize that he has an incredible, intelligent staff surrounding him and many supporters from all different faiths and walks of life praying for him every day, despite all the disrespectful and downright demeaning treatment he’s received. Indeed, there is actually so much misinformation from often liberal-leaning mainstream media outlets about our President, which is why I recommend having a look at the following article by Father Frank Pavone, founder of Priests for Life, entitled, “Blowing Apart A Dozen Myths About President Trump” https://www.priestsforlife.org/elections/trump-myths.aspx
In it, Fr. Frank debunks 12 widespread but false claims about President Trump, such as the Charlottesville Lie (see video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=587Nw4sOA44&t=126s), the alleged “Muslim ban,” and the outright lie that President said the corona virus was a hoax, which has been debunked by the media at least eight times, including by outlets that are no friends of the president, such as The Washington Post and CNN (see article: https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/kamala-harriss-debate-performance-was-shot-through-with-falsehoods). This is why I feel it is so important for people to do their personal research before forming their opinions and to ultimately vote for policies over personalities. For a voter’s guide to help anyone in understanding where the candidates actually stand on all the issues, click here: https://mfv.sfo2.digitaloceanspaces.com/PDF/2020-Presidential-VoterGuide.pdf
Finally, there are multiple Catholic prophesies regarding President Trump, predicting/confirming that God would use/is using this very far-from-perfect man to lead his people, stand up for the most innocent among us, and protect our religious liberty against progressive ideologies and globalist agendas that deny His Existence and Dominion and stand in direct opposition to His Commandments of Love. I describe a few of them in the following YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rvTQLtmb6c
Thank you for taking the time to read through these words and (hopefully) check out these resources! Please keep up all your loving prayers and hidden sacrifices, which are so precious and pleasing to God, and make such a difference in so many hearts and lives! (Truly their fruits and His gratitude, will only be seen and felt in eternity!) Also, feel 100% free to share this email or blog post with family and friends/pastors and priests before the Election, or to reach out to me with any comments, questions, or prayer requests/ways I can pray for you here from Los Angeles!
Above all, even amidst the craziness of these times and divineness of this election season, I exhort you to never lose your inner peace and beautiful smile, by resting in the childlike confidence that no matter who is in office, God is in charge. For in Our Lord’s own words in Meditations: Learning the Divine Will: “…I love you so much that I AM not going to let anything happen to you that will not be the best for you, and I mean anything: nothing in the physical sense, spiritual sense, or by any other creature’s desire, will happen unless it is My Will…” Wow…Now that’s a promise the people can believe in! 🙂
Yours in the Infinite, Intimate, Intense Love, Joy, and Peace of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,
Greg aka “Little Gregory”
Note: You can read the full blog post of the “An Open Letter to My Left-Leaning Catholic Family and Friends”, which was the the basis for the video here:https://liveandliveon.com/2020/05/08/why-im-voting-for-life-an-honest-open-letter-to-my-liberal-catholic-friends/
*Interestingly, you might be surprised to discover that in the first Presidential debate, which was called, Biden actually insulted Trump 24 times and Trump only insulted Biden 7 times. (See video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mgg4KcubODY)